This Shortcut Opens Gmail's New Compose Window As A Moveable Window

Gmail's new Compose window docks the small message window in the bottom right corner of your inbox. If you'd rather move the window elsewhere or resize it for more space, you could click the popout arrow in the window, or, better yet, use this shortcut to quickly open the message window centred on your screen.

To make the window popout immediately, hold down Shift while clicking the Compose button, or hit Shift + C. You'll have more room to write and can work on multiple drafts at once.

This tip comes via the ProfHacker blog on the Chronicle of Higher Education. Writer Natalie Houston offers additional tips for getting used to the new Gmail Compose interface, such as clicking "To" in the message window to access your contacts list.

Getting Used to the New Gmail Compose [ProfHacker]


    Good tip.

    Anyone know how to popout the window when replying?


      Shift+Click the Reply button opens Reply screen in popout mode.

      I can't see any way to do it once you're in the small Reply screen. Anyone? Anyone?

      For "anyone" who didn't get cultural reference see link below:'s_Day_Off

      Last edited 18/04/13 3:44 am

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